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Recruiter QI: Myths of Hiring and Recruiting


The world of recruiting can come with collation of misconceptions; from why we hire to the way we hire. When you are the one being hired, you may question why you’re still sitting jobless but the answer may be more obvious than you think. Here are some recruiting myths to help you decode the mystery of hiring:

Millennials are money driven.

A combined study on millennials by INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute (EMI) identified that from 16,000 global respondents, 73% would choose work-life balance over a higher salary and 82% value work-life balance over their position in a company. In comparison to previous generations, they would rather have no job than one they hate, showing that money is not necessarily the driving factor.



A true industry pioneer, Darren Ryemill is revolutionising the recruitment industry as we know it. As The Sunday Times’ ‘Best Leader,’ he is continually recognised for his leadership ability and innovative approach, winning the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award at both the Business Leader and Recruiter awards.

A serial entrepreneur, Darren founded Opus Recruitment Solutions in 2008 and has grown their offering rapidly into the Opus Professional Services Group; £45million turnover parent company to a number of niche and specialist recruitment services.

Since inception, the Group have continued to sustain their growth and have accumulated multiple awards, such as The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track, Recruiter Hot 100, Recruiter Fast 50 and Accelerate 250, and show no signs of slowing down.

Darren’s vision has always been ‘to become a global leader in specialist and innovative recruitment solutions.’ With multiple offices throughout the UK, APAC and EMEA regions, he is well on his way to achieving this.


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